Coping with Slow Internet for Remote Work Success

A slow connection can impact your Webex meeting significantly, decreasing efficiency and productivity. Here’s some advice on how to avoid total meeting meltdown.

 

1) Reduce Extraneous Streaming

If you’re sharing bandwidth with family members, ask if they can pause that episode of the Office they are watching, or download it during off-hours instead of streaming to save bandwidth during your meeting times. If sharing a work from home space with a partner, do your best to stagger your video meetings.

 

2) Reduce Background Apps

Close as many applications as possible that could be using bandwidth in the background. Keep your browser clear as well, except for the materials needed for your meeting.

 

3) Pick “Off” Times

Try meeting at off times, meaning not on the hour or half-hour. Schedule a meeting for 4:15 PM instead of 4 PM, or 12:45 instead of 1:00. Avoiding peak times helps minimize congestion that could affect the quality of your call.

 

4) Switch up your Audio

Try calling in on your phone using the dial-in option. Just make sure you mute the microphone and minimize volume on your computer for the best audio experience.

 

5) Last line of Defense: Turn Video Off

It is best for communication and productivity to keep video on; however, if all else fails and you are having connectivity issues, try turning off your video and your audio should clear up.

 

You can always test your connection using https://mediatest.webex.com/#/main, which is a handy speed test that can help notify you of any issues with your connection before your meeting starts.

Related Articles

A sampling of other articles you may enjoy if you liked this one.

Reach New Heights with Integrated Collaboration Solutions
Mar 3, 2020

Small miscommunications can have enormous consequences. Consider the case of the Mars Climate Orbite...

Read More
Webex Personal Room vs. Standard Scheduled Webex Meetings
Feb 26, 2020

When to use each With many new features and tools available on Cisco Webex meetings, it can be toug...

Read More
Are Collaboration Tools Putting Your Sensitive Data at Risk?
Feb 4, 2020

The business value of collaboration is evident when you consider the popularity and increased adopti...

Read More
For Emergency Support call: (877) 423-7486
For other support requests or to access your Cerium 1463° portal click here
Stay in the Know

Stay in the Know

Don't miss out on critical security advisories, industry news, and technology insights from our experts. Sign up today!

You have Successfully Subscribed!